Government of India
Ministry of Railways
New Delhi, Dated,24-09-2014
The General Manager (P),
All Indian Railways &
Sub: Grant of Children Education allowance/Hostel subsidy to third child when first/second child is not in a position to go to school due to severe disability.
References have been received from Zonal Railways seeking clarification regarding admissibility of Children Education Allowance / Hostel Subsidy in respect of third child of the Railway employee when the first/second child is not in a position to go to school as he/she is born with profound mental retardation or is totally invalid and cannot even go to a school meant for the special children.
2. The matter has been examined in consultation with DOP&T, the nodal Department in respect of aforesaid policy and they have intimated vide OM No A-27012/1/2014-Estt.(AL) dated 26-08-2014 that Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy shall be admissible only for the eldest two surviving children except when the number of children exceeds two as a result of second child birth resulting in twins or multiple births. Copy of DOP&T’s OM is enclosed for information and guidance of all.
3. This disposes of CORE’s letter number E/O/39 dated 05-06-2-2014 & ICF’s letter number PB/WI/Misc./2014 dated 09-06-2014 on the matter.
Grant of Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy to third child when first child is not in a position to go to school due to profound mental retardation.
Subject:- Grant of Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy to third child when first child is not in a position to go to school due to profound mental retardation.
The undersigned is directed to refer to your O.M.No.E(W)2014/ED-2/4 dated 14-07-2014 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the as per OM No.12011/03/2008-Estt.(AL) dated 11.11.2008 and OM No.12011/16/2009-Estt.(AL) dated 13.11.2009(copies enclosed), Children Education Allowance is admissible for the two eldest surviving children only.
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Ministry of Railways,
[Shri Debasis Mazumdar, Director, Estt.(Welfare)],